Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Winter Bucket List in the Spring

It is officially spring.  March 20 marked the first day.  We woke up to more snowflakes falling today.  After winterizing our little getaway place up north in November, my husband said that he would still like to go a few times during the winter - we would still have heat and electric, but would be without running water.  If I was remembering correctly, the winter of 2012-2013 was fairly mild, and a few mid-winter get away times sounded fabulous and relaxing.  If I could handle Outward Bound for 23 days in the great outdoors, surely a night without running water would be just fine.
 The reality was, it was so bitter cold for most of the winter, that we couldn't imagine going and trying to use our little furnace and a couple space heaters to stay warm! Between a full schedule and the weather, we kept delaying our "bucket list" goal.
A couple weeks ago, my husband received an invitation for an Italian Dinner that was going to take place on March 22 at the local Conservation Club that he had joined up north. We had a clear schedule for that evening, and surely, by the first of "SPRING", it should warm up a bit! The dinner was delicious and the cottage was waiting for us just as we had left it.  Though the outside temps were in the 20's, we fired up the furnace, got cozy, watched movies with the kids and had a great time. Whenever we go there, we have to take a walk. Here are a few pics from the icy adventure.... 
Not sure if this sign is really all that politically correct...
The public access boat launch area is never very busy and upon occasion, you might spot an Amish couple with their horse and buggy parked to the side having a picnic.
Love the variety of styles for the various cottages.  This one is right next door to the public access spot.
This one was on the market last spring.  Adorable, but only a 1 bedroom.
Right next door to the sweet yellow one is this rustic woodsman style...
A view down the lane...
A view of ours from the lane.  The yellow and brick.  Summer to-do list includes a fresh coat of paint and a little fence addition.
Soon, the snow will melt and this will be our view once again!  I can't wait!

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